local district administrators, teachers and staff are going above and beyond to stay connected to their students
East Hampton and other school districts are scrambling to finalize plans for graduations, find a way to equitably grade the work of students who have been studying from home since mid-March, and figure out how to hold mail-in-ballot-only budget and school board votes after Governor Andrew Cuomo last week ordered schools to remain closed through the academic year.
The East Hampton School Board was expected to appoint James Crenshaw as a replacement for high school principal Adam Fine on Tuesday.
As schools and businesses closed and families across the country were told to socially isolate to protect themselves and healthcare systems from the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the East End nonprofit’s mission never felt more relevant, said founder Theresa Roden, with team leaders working quickly in mid-March to develop an online program for 144 adolescent girls across 11 East End school districts, from Mastic to Montauk.
Superintendents, principals, counselors and teachers across the East End are preparing for the likelihood that students will finish out the current school year at home.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered districts to refrain from holding budget and school board votes until at least June 1.
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Bridgehampton School Principal Michael Miller climbed on a school bus that brought him to the homes of every student in the district’s elementary school, where he delivered a new Chromebook computer for each student.
Across the country, parents and teachers are grappling with maintaining a sense of normalcy as education has moved entirely online and in-home, leaving students to navigate an endless portal of Zoom video calls, YouTube lessons and Google Doc assignments that have become status quo — except for the nearly 7 million students nationwide who have a disability.
Having emerged on the South and North Forks as a significant and deadly presence, the novel coronavirus has forced the region’s disability agencies to shutter day programming, cancel all special events and, worse, impose a mandatory lockdown for residences — a difficult concept for many of the residents to grasp.
Students in New York set to take Regents exams this June will be excused from the tests, provided they have a passing grade in the test subject
The Sag Harbor School District will not take a spring recess April 6 through April 10, although Interim Superintendent Jeff Nichols said in an email to families on Friday that the district did understand some families did need “some time to relax and recharge” and that the district would focus that week’s remote learning programming on review and fun activities for students.
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order this week postponing all school board, village board and library board elections scheduled for April or May “until at least June 1” in an executive order signed on Monday.
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